Anaplan names Charles Gottdiener as CEO and member of the Board of Directors

Charles Gottdiener

Anaplan announced the appointment of Charles “Charlie” Gottdiener as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors, effective December 1st. Mr. Gottdiener joins Anaplan after four years as President and CEO of Neustar. He will lead the global team with a focus on delivering business value to the world’s largest enterprises while driving profitable growth. Mr. Gottdiener’s leadership will position Anaplan as the only viable choice for enterprises looking for the agility and insight to succeed in today’s market as businesses around the world continue to navigate change and disruption.

“Anaplan is the category leader in connected planning, a market that’s growing rapidly due to the demand for real-time data and agility in business planning and execution,” said Charles Goodman, Anaplan’s Chairman. “Charlie is a leader with the expertise and acumen to advance the company’s vision while undergoing an important transformation to profitable growth.” He shares our commitment to providing a world-class experience to our customers, partners, and employees, and I am delighted to welcome him to Anaplan.”

“Charlie is an obvious choice to lead Anaplan into its next phase of expansion,” said Tara Gadgil, Anaplan Board Member and Thoma Bravo Partner. “During a large-scale, complex transformation, he has a proven track record of delivering exponential value and building an innovative company culture.” Anaplan has a massive $20 billion+ market opportunity that is expanding and largely untapped. We are committed to Anaplan’s long-term success and believe Charlie will help the company reach its full potential.”

“I am honoured to join Anaplan at such an exciting time,” Mr. Gottdiener said. “More than ever, businesses require the ability to model and respond to macro changes in their operations.” Anaplan pioneered the market for connected planning 15 years ago. It is now used by over 2,000 businesses, and it has the potential to do so much more. I am excited to collaborate with our talented employees and partners to create even more value together.”